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Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Jul 28, 2009 8:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Favorite Shows at Notworthy Venues

Attempting to distract myself from the drudgery of casing boots for 8 hours, I decided to think about my favorite shows played at some of the Dead's more oft frequented venues; here's what I was able to come up with while being chastised for taking boxes from under a grumpy old lady's chutes:

Winterland - 2/24/74 (http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-02-24.sbd.marmar.13961.flac16)
Fillmore West - 2/28/69
Fillmore East - 9/20/70 (http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-09-20.sbd.sacks.1190.sbefail.shnf)
The Spectrum - 9/21/72 (DP36)
Capitol Theatre - 6/24/70 (http://www.archive.org/details/gd_nrps70-06-24.aud.pcrp5.23062.sbeok.flacf)

For most of the other venues they played many times, I haven't listened to a sufficient number of shows to make an accurate judgment. Let's see your lists!

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jul 29, 2009 5:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Shows at Notworthy Venues

Some great music was played at the Family Dog. Including a phenomenal Dark Star on 11/2/69. Perhaps one of the very best?


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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 29, 2009 3:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Shows at Notworthy Venues

How about Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, TX

one of the best

Thanksgiving Jam 11/23/72

Disc 1
01-Hi-Heel Sneakers,
02-Honky Tonk Angel,
03-Closin' Time,
04Me & Bobby McGee,
05-Stormy Monday,
06-That's All Right, Mama,
07-Come On Into My Kitchen,
08-T for Texas,,
09-San Antone
10-Sugar Foot Rag,
11-I'm So Lonely I Could Cry,
13-Today I Started Loving You Again,
14-Georgia Stockade
15-Honky Tonkin

Disc 2
01-Orange Blossom Special
02-Searchin' ,
03-Lonely Lonely Nights >
04-Shake A Hand,
05-Hey Bo Diddley,
06-It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry,
07-Hard Rain,
08-Wild Horses,
09-Slippin' Into Christmas,
10-Money Honey,
11-Chug A Lug,
12-Roll Over Beethoven >
13-Good Golly Miss Molly

Grateful Dead's off day; reported lineup:
Jerry Garcia (Guitar, Pedal Steel, vocals),
Phil Lesh (Bass),
Bill Kreutzmann (Drums),
Leon Russell (Piano, vocals),
Doug Sahm (Guitar, Fiddle, vocals),
Mary Egan (Fiddle);

alternate info:
Leon Russell on piano,
Benny Thurman of the 13th Floor Elevators on fiddle,
Mary Egan of Greezy Wheels on fiddle,
Phil Lesh on bass,
Jerry Barnett of Shiva's Headband on drums,
Jerry Garcia on pedal steel guitar,
Doug Sahm on guitar and vocal.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Jul 29, 2009 12:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Shows at Notworthy Venues

R&B, if you liked the 6/24/70 Capitol Theatre show be sure to check out the 3/21/70 show too. This one gets less attention than 6/24/70 & the November shows, but if you like 6/24/70 you will probably like this one too. Highlights are a totally sick Dancing In The Street, Cosmic Charlie, and amazing jam of St Stephen>NFA>Jam>NFA, Midnight Hour>Lovelight. This jam is easily on par with the famous jam from 6/24/70. I think this show stands up easily with the 6/24/70 show.
There was something about the Port Chester audience that brought out the best in the Grateful Dead in 1970. Sam Cutler, the road manager, can't help but repeat over and over before the encore "Incredible. An incredible, incredible set by the Grateful Dead..stand by." Legend is that the Grateful Dead crew handed out a lot of LSD at these gigs. When the band came back to play in June at the 6/24/70 show the band requested that the stage be painted purple. Curiously, a little over a week later on "The Festival Express" tour they were all wearing purple clothes except Pigpen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tYxNQ0eu1s


The early show is also recommended, especially Death Don't, Big Boss Man & Viola Lee>The Seven>Cumberland Blues.


I couldn't begin to pick out a "favorite" Winterland, Fillmore East or Fillmore West show. Too many favorites. They were all good. Tough question for sure Rings...

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-07-29 07:47:19

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Poster: davebigdaddy Date: Jul 29, 2009 3:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Shows at Notworthy Venues

I often return to 10/19/72 when i am hungry for a sweet show. The last show, if memory serves, from the Fox Theatre in St. Louis.

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Poster: falconcry77 Date: Jul 29, 2009 5:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Shows at Notworthy Venues

i dig the dark star from the night before. not as aggressive as many other stars from the era, but it is special none the less. it has a really unique jerry lead jam towards the end. after the jam jerry almost takes it to dew but then phil starts in with a nice feelin groovy. dew follows. that whole segment of playin> drums> dark star> morning dew> playin is awesome. the jam out of the first playin is high energy and great with weir up high in the mix. the jam outta morning dew to playin is great too.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Jul 29, 2009 10:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Shows at Notworthy Venues

The Electric Factory - 2/15/69 http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-02-15.sbd.winters.16664.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: B.C. Cox Date: Jul 28, 2009 8:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Shows at Notworthy Venues



......o'ya, a big fuckin truck and hammer

This post was modified by B.C. Cox on 2009-07-29 03:50:57

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